Pheidole variabilis

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Pheidole variabilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. variabilis
Binomial name
Pheidole variabilis
Mayr, 1876

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • variabilis. Pheidole variabilis Mayr, 1876: 103 (s.w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Current subspecies: nominal plus aliena, croceithorax, latigena, mediofusca, ocior, ocyma, parvispina, praedo, redunca, rugocciput, rugosula.

Type Material



  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 103, soldier, worker, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Wheeler, William Morton. 1927. The Ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 62(4): 121-153